Longtime Gaithersburg employee Tony Tomasello was sworn in Monday by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz to his new role as city manager.
Tomasello said he received support from city community managers, partners and employees through the entire interview process, something he called a humbling experience.
"This is a very exciting time to become city manager of Gaithersburg ... we have a mayor and Council that works together well, an engaged community, and a staff that proves to work together well time and time again," Tomasello said after being introduced at Monday evening's mayor and City Council meeting.
"I know the expectations of this community are very high," he said. "On behalf of our entire organization we look forward to meeting those expectations and moving the city forward."
Tomasello has worked for the city of Gaithersburg since 1996, serving as its economic development director and then as deputy city manager since 2001.
His starting salary for the new position will be $165,000.
Tomasello was one of three finalists selected for the job.